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Biathlon

Responsible Officer


CI/IC Hurley

Objective

To enhance physical fitness through participation in the sport of biathlon training and the Cadet Biathlon Program.


Description

Biathlon is an Olympic winter sport, which combines competitive, free-technique cross-country skiing and small-bore rifle marksmanship.

 

Training consists of strength and cardiovascular conditioning through static exercises, running, and other dynamic activities.

 

In the Cadet Biathlon competition the biathlete skis a distance of no less than 5 kilometres and stops at the shooting range to shoot, two times.  The shooting distance is always 50 metres and five rounds are fired in each bout at five targets.  Cadets shoot in the prone position only.


Remarks

Practice Notices are sent out Thursday mornings to registered cadets by CI Hurley.

The skiing and shooting equipment are provided.

Cadets may use their own skate-skis if they wish.

Contact CI Hurley at biathlon@51aircadets.ca


Schedule

All cadets are to follow the Practice Notices sent by the Biathlon Trainer on Thursday mornings.


Location

The cadet is responsible to make his way to and from Camp Fortune, Chelsea, Quebec.  No transport is provided.

 

Directions to Camp Fortune – Approximately a ½ hour drive from Ottawa

From  Ottawa –

Take Quebec Highway 5 north from the Ottawa side across the river (Macdonald-Cartier Bridge).

Exit # 12 – Chemin Old Chelsea

Turn left on Chemin du Lac Meech

Turn left on Promenade de la Gatineau (follow signs for Camp Fortune Aerial Experience)

Left again on Chemin Dunlop up the hill to Camp Fortune ski hill and Camp Fortune Aerial Experience

 

Meet at the bottom of the hill in front of the green buildings on the right as you drive into Camp Fortune.  Do Not drive up to Chalet des Érables

 

Punctuality at drop off and pick up times is essential and defaulters will not be tolerated


Requirements

Any cadet, from any level, may try out for the Biathlon Team.

  

Equipment and Information - All items listed below are mandatory:

Eat a hearty breakfast

Bring a lunch or light snack

Bring a gym bag or knap sack for all your gear - No plastic bags

Wear good sport running shoes, tied up -  no "skater" shoes

Wear running gear appropriate for the weather – Do not arrive wearing shorts  You can wear shorts under your warm up pants, but you must not arrive in shorts no matter the weather.  Camp Fortune is always cooler than in town. 

Waterproof (Warm up) pants -  No jeans

Bring extra socks

Bring a warm winter coat (waterproof) or rain coat over top of it

Bring a sweatshirt/hoodie or some kind of warm sport sweater

Bring no less than 2 litres of water in water bottles or "Camel Back"

Bring light gloves for shooting and extra mitts to cover your shooting gloves

Wear a hat/tuque or headband to cover your ears.  Tuques are mandatory for Cadet competitions.  No baseball caps

Bring a snack for on the way home

 

If you arrive inappropriately dressed you will be sent home


Qualifications Awarded

The Cadet Biathlon Championship Series Pins are awarded when a member competes in the various levels of competition.

Zone

Provincial

National

Jean-Philippe LeGuellec (Senior)

Myriam Bédard (Youth)

Nikki Keddie (Junior)